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Call for Delegates

Call for Delegate: AWC Enhancing Source Water Protection Working Group

Initiative: 
Enhancing Source Water Protection Working Group
Position: 
ENGO Delegate
Application Deadline: 
12 Sep 2014

At the October 2013 meeting, the board agreed to launch a new working group to explore opportunities to enhance source water protection in Alberta. The working group will scope and clarify the issues, propose a preliminary budget, and develop a draft terms of reference for board consideration and approval in March 2015. Read more about Call for Delegate: AWC Enhancing Source Water Protection Working Group

Funding Opportunity

Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund

Deadline: 
1 Oct 2014

From the Environment Canada website:

The water quality of Lake Winnipeg has been negatively impacted by excessive amounts of nutrients from both urban and rural sources. Lake Winnipeg is fed by a vast basin covering approximately one million square kilometres extending over four provinces and four states. More than half of the nutrients reaching Lake Winnipeg originate outside Manitoba's borders. Recent estimates indicate that 53% of the total phosphorus and 51 % of the total nitrogen to Lake Winnipeg is coming from upstream jurisdictions. Phase II (2012-2017) of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative has committed $7.4 million to continue its support of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund (LWBSF) (herein called the Fund).
 

The Fund provides financial and technical support to implement high-impact solution-oriented projects aimed at reducing nutrient loads, and improving the ecological sustainability of the lake and watershed. Environment Canada administers the Fund with support from a Technical Review committee and a Public Advisory Committee.
 

Projects involving 'tried and proven' activities as well as projects demonstrating innovative techniques, technologies and measures to reduce nutrient inputs into Lake Winnipeg are good candidates for this funding. The Fund also supports activities that contribute to a better understanding of current conditions and track improvements in environmental quality within Lake Winnipeg and its watershed.

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Event

Playing on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton

May 22 2014 - 12:00am to 2:30am

Current Impacts & Update on Recreational Water Quality for
People & Fish

From the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper website:

Our North Saskatchewan River is a natural and recreational treasure. However, two of the most commonly asked questions of the Riverkeeper are:

"Is it safe to recreate in and on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton?"

"Is the water quality safe and suitable for fish in Edmonton?"

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Location

ECHA 2-190 Lecture Hall
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (SW corner of 87 Avenue & 114 Street)
Edmonton , AB
Event

AEN Spring Meetings 2014

Jun 7 2014 - 12:00am to Jun 8 2014 - 10:00pm

You are invited to attend the 2014 Alberta Environmental Network Spring Meetings. This gathering is a great opportunity for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. The Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Environmental Network Society will be held in conjunction with the Spring Meetings. Read more about AEN Spring Meetings 2014

Location

Pofianga (Range Road 261)
Ponoka County , AB
Call for Delegates

Call for Delegate: Water Literacy Project Team, Alberta Water Council

Initiative: 
Water Literacy Project Team
Position: 
Environmental Sector Delegate
Application Deadline: 
11 Apr 2014

The purpose of this initiative is to enhance knowledge and provide recommendations for improved water literacy in Alberta. The project team will be developing a definition for water literacy; an inventory of existing programs and products for water literacy in Alberta; a review and evaluation of water literacy best practices from other jurisdictions; an assessment of water literacy levels among Albertans; and propose recommendations for improving water literacy in Alberta. Read more about Call for Delegate: Water Literacy Project Team, Alberta Water Council

Event

TWWG Speaker Series: Urban Water Challenges and Solutions for Sustainability

Mar 18 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Presented by Dr. Greg Goss

Drawing on his extensive experience of the challenges related to sustainability issues in urban water supplies, Dr. Greg Goss will describe approaches used in managing potable and waste water and discuss recent trends and scientific research in water treatment and handling. The issue of micro-contaminants in urban waste water will also be addressed drawing on a previous public lecture series entitled "Good Fish Don't Do Drugs". Read more about TWWG Speaker Series: Urban Water Challenges and Solutions for Sustainability

Location

City Hall - City Room
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Pembina reacts to CNRL’s application to resume oilsands operations while bitumen continues to leak near Cold Lake, Alberta

Erin Flanagan, Analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today in response to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s (CNRL) application to resume steaming operations near areas experiencing on-going bitumen-emulsion releases:

“CNRL should not be allowed to increase high pressure cyclic steam stimulation (HPCSS) in proximity to the areas impacted by blowouts in 2013 until the Alberta Energy Regulator investigation is complete, the results have been made public and interested parties have had an opportunity to comment on recommendations arising from the investigation. It is premature to debate additional production until this report is complete and has been subject to public review.

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Event

UAlberta Water Week

Mar 17 2014 - 6:00am to Mar 23 2014 - 6:00am

From the UAlberta Water Week webpage:

Saturday, March 22, UN Water Day is about what you will do in 2014 and beyond to promote sustainable practices in the realm of water and energy. The Water Initiative has expanded the celebration to a week of water activities.

Seeking Students for Student Run Events
The Water Initiative is looking for students to design and present projects during water week. Submit your proposals and we will help you find space and publicize your projects. Use your imagination and show how water is important to you and the world. Submit your proposals here.

Read more about UAlberta Water Week

Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

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